Name of Colony Date Founded Reason for Colony’s Establishment Founder Primary Economic Base
Roanoke(Virginia) 1587 To establish themselves in NA John White N/A-did not last long enough
Jamestown(Virginia) 1607 To find gold and a water route to Asia Captain John Smith Tobacco
Maryland March 25, 1634 To create a place where English Catholics could go Lord Baltimore Tobacco
North Carolina 1653 Settled to provide a buffer line for the south King Charles II Tobacco
Charleston(South Carolina) 1663 Colony was given to farmers who had been kicked off carribbean islands King Charles II Tobacco
Georgia April 21, 1732 To re-settle English people in debt and poor people James Ogelthorpe Tobacco
Cite this article as: William Anderson (Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team), "Original Southern American Colonies," in SchoolWorkHelper, 2019,

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